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Poster: k-otic Date: Feb 6, 2009 1:03am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: copyright question

Thanks ... some strikes again :)

About "Betty's Bath" (1928) this was one of the most successful erotic title of the early days of cinema (by the number of copies circulating worldwide at that time)
it´s origin is very shady ... the rumor goes that it was made by employees of an major movie studio in their spare time

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Feb 6, 2009 3:38am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: copyright question

I had information that the film was made in Europe.

The question with early stag films/pornography is whether it was actually "published" under the law. These were underground films, even though the outline of this film suggests that it is pretty tame by 1928 standards. As an unpublished and unregistered work (it wasn't registered) its still under copyright for a total term of 120 years from its creation so it wouldn't enter the public domain untill 2048.